Helping Your Family Cope After a Critical Incident

Let the person tell their story if they wish. Do not push them to talk if they don’t want to. People who have experienced a traumatic event have their own pace for dealing with a trauma. In trying to help the person, it is important to let them set the pace and not force the issue.  Forcing someone into a discussion about a traumatic event may actually re-traumatize the person.

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